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Sushi Samba's Super Sake Salon

Boy, I was in a bind! Now that I'm known as the "Sake-Guy" among my friends, It always falls to me to pick the location and the drink when we decide to go out for a little nihon-shu sipping. My College buddy Brad and I were long overdue for…
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Educational Evening at Matsuri

Sake Buddy KC contacted me with a great opportunity to hang out with a brewery representitve and some other friends and have an informal sake-klatch over some great nihon-shu. He suggested we all meet at matsuri and off I went! We were lucky…
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Joto Sake at Sakagura

Joto Sake is a Sake importer run by Henry Sidel. Henry is a great guy who tirelessly promotes the gospel of sake. All his efforts and hard work have brought us here in New York the chance to sample some very unique sake, hand picked from smaller…
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Life Begins at Yon-Ju.

When somebody special to you has a special birthday, you want to do something, well, Special. Scott was turning Yon-Ju years old on June 13, and I wanted to cook up a special treat for him. A special treat for him that somehow involved Sake…
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Naka Naka, Who's There?

After reading about the homestyle japanese cooking at the new japanese place Naka Naka (458 W 17th St. New York, NY 10011), Scott concluded we had been working hard and deserved a treat.We made a reservation for early on a saturday night and…
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Back to Bozu

When you're a Manhattan-loving, Brooklyn-fearing snob like me, it's not often that you get on the train and head off to Brooklyn for the whole day on purpose. However, I see now that Scott really knows what he's doing. To entice me to go with…
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Sachiko's on Clinton

Flashback with me to 1980's New York, won't you? Picture Breakdancing in Washington square park, Act Up blocking traffic on 5th Ave and absolutely no one checking their email on a cell phone. Now Picture little timmy arriving at his NYU…